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arrivals. major cities we're talking about, boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> airlines saw it coming and started to notify passengers yesterday of cancellation plans. air travel in the northeast ground a virtual stand still across the nation, 4700 flights were cancelled as of this afternoon. here at san francisco international airport, there were dozens of cancellations in and out. united set up a special check in area for rebookings. the airport says confusion was minimized with airlines notifying passengers in advance. some flights out for tomorrow afternoon were still listed as ontime, but no one knows for sure if the weather will cooperate. many passengers were rerouted to get into the same time zone like these business travelers trying to get home to massachusetts. their flight to heartford, connecticut was canceled. >> we're going to washington, d.c. and we don't know where we're going from there. >> do you goat fly out this afternoon? >> no. red eye tonight. >> and then, hail mary to get to heartford? >> we're thinking about taking a train. >> it's not going to surpr
it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle. >> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just sitting in the car an hour and a half each way is time wasted maybe i'll listen to a book but most of the time, just listen together news. >> transportation bosses don't see it getting better soon b
. live in fairfield tonight, lisa amin gulezian. abc7 news. >> ama: the city of oakland and the organizer of the popular arts festival will meet to discuss safety measures after a shooting killed one person. three more were injured at the first friday celebration on telegraph avenue. an 18-year-old was killed. a 17-year-old boy and two women are expected to survive. more than ten thousand people attended the event celebrating local artists. >>> we're just hours away from super bowl xlvii, and the excitement is brewing, both here and in new orleans. we have team coverage tonight. mike shumann is live in new orleans but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter john alston. >> we're here in one of the areas police are expecting crowds in addition to the mission, as welling a north beach. the plan is when the fans compiling out of bars, the federal people they see are the police. this is what happened last year after the world series. the next test for san francisco police will come tomorrow. the department will have more than 100 extra officers on duty. the chief is reminding p
, lisa amin gulezian. abc7 news. >> ama: the city of oakland and the organizer of the popular arts festival will meet to discuss safety measures after a shooting killed one person. three more were injured at the first friday celebration on telegraph avenue. an 18-year-old was killed. a 17-year-old boy and two women are expected to survive. more than ten thousand people attended the event celebrating local artists. >>> we're just hours away from super bowl xlvii, and the excitement is brewing, both here and in new orleans. we have team coverage tonight. mike shumann is live in new orleans but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter john alston. >> we're here in one of the areas police are expecting crowds in addition to the mission, as welling a north beach. the plan is when the fans compiling out of bars, the federal people they see are the police. this is what happened last year after the world series. the next test for san francisco police will come tomorrow. the department will have more than 100 extra officers on duty. the chief is reminding partiers there well b
a minor backup. slug iron the upper deck into the city. >> happening three hours from now at 9:00, 49er players will return to their santa clara headquarters to clean out their lockers. it is the final step after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play in t
will not happen at new 49er stadium in santa clara, something that could be a factor in deciding which city lands the 2016 super bowl. the facility will be powered by two new electrical substations, with one serving as a backup for the other. if they both fail, crews can actually trigger a third power source and owners will pick the host city in may. >> new this morning a pittsburg man is under arrest if a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman and two small children to the hospital. the 24-year-old man is held on $50,000 bail accused in a crash at 5:45 last night. he hit a one-year-old boy in a stroller, a 7-year-old on a bicycle, and a 29-year-old woman. the victims were crossing the drive on a trail. all three are out of the hospital today. >> new fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. the attorney general is now suing the debt rating agency known as standard & poor's. the announcement was made today in washington, dc, filed in san francisco court. she said s&p 500 intentionally inflated rate ensure asigned to security. >> our lawsuit focuses on the ratings s&p 500 gave to mortgage-backed sec
is definitely a city that knows how to party, this is actually the tenth super bowl they will be hosting. looking forward to hearing from josh. >> it is. >>> also this morning, the gun control battle heats up after the white house releases this photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david on his birthday last august. well, the photo has generated lots of buzz. some people even claiming it was doctored, so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old girl went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. and one of america's best known snipers murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun co
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. this city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: pendleton was with her friends, underneath this shelter, trying to stay out of the rain, when she was shot and killed. and the violence shows no signs of slowing down. since her death on tuesday, six people have been shot and wounded in chicago. chicago closed 2012 with more than 500 murders. and as our diane sawyer heard during our abc news gang violence summit in chicago last october, it's all too easy to get a gun here. >> go behind a couple bushes, i bet there are some guns under there. >> reporter: community activist pam bozley lost her son terrell to gang violence. >> we need to get the murderers off the street, because if they do it once, they'll do it again. >> reporter: she believes the city's push for more police is a good start. an
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
, residents at midland city, alabama, reflected on the ordeal. >> right now, we're truly blessed. truly blessed to see god work a miracle in our hometown. >> people are grieving here, the loss of the way of life. many people here don't keep their doors locked. things are going to change in our community, especially for our school system. >> reporter: little ethan, who has autism and adhd, is said to be doing well. his classmates are throwing him a big birthday party. rob and diana? >> a happy birthday for that little guy. all right. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, as always, tahman. >>> also, in other news this morning, an increasing number of lawmakers are expressing concern of the obama administration's use of drone strikes. the concern stems from new evidence on how much authority the administration believes it has to kill suspected terrorists, even if they're american citizens. abc's jon karl reports. >> reporter: a newly disclosed justice department document say american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, quote, an informed high-level official believes the tar
midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the background checks. it's really become what is america's dir
, one of the countless snow drifts here in boston. this city, officially, had almost 25 inches of snow, making it fifth largest snowfall in boston weather history. >> tell the snow to go away! >> reporter: the snow. the howling winds. the angry ocean. tonight, new england's monster blizzard is well out to sea. but in its wake, horrendous winds. still battering the coast. waves lashing homes. this woman had to be rescue from her home. for those in its path it was a back-breaking saturday spent digging out. 30 million woke up to a foot of snow. 11 million woke up to over 2 feet. in portland, maine, it was the biggest snowfall, ever, at least 32 inches. tonight, at least four deaths are being blamed on the storm. one 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. after keeping warm in the family car. his dad was digging the car out. the car's exhaust pipes had become packed with snow. it was crippling. leaving cars in tuned. wind gusts peaked above 70 miles an hour. still, tonight, almost 600,000 without power. crews from as far as canada rushed in to help. standing in the north end o
. how you pitch it. >> there is a twist. a twist, especially in new york city, you were telling us about. we'll get to that later. later on. new jersey's governor pokes fun at himself on late night network tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
extra. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with terry moran. >> glad you're with us tonight. tonight, police and fbi teams work to rescue that 5-year-old boy who's being held captive in an underground bunker in rural alabama. a tense hostage crisis that is now entering its fourth night. the boy was kidnapped by a gunman during a deadly school bus attack, and tonight he remains trapped as a massive rescue effort continues on. and a small alabama town praised for his safe return. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: as this tense hostage drama enters its fourth night, concern is growing for the 5-year-old named ethan trapped in an underground bunker with this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> it's an innocent kid, he's crying for his parent and grandparents and he does not know what's going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: today the bright yellow bus turned crime scene was towed away. >> the child is on the line with us and advising that the bus driver has been shot. >> reporter: the crisis began when dykes boarded the bus full of kids on tuesday. brother and sister who w
of super bowl xlvii. >> keep it right here america, "nightline >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with juju chang. >> good evening, everyone i'm juju chang. tonight the harrowing standoff that captivated the nation ends in relief as the kidnapped five-year-old boy is rescued from the underground bunker where he was held hostage for seven grueling days. president obama praised the fbi on the daring raid that safely freed the little boy. with the details still unfolding we would like to welcome gio benitez to the broadcast for the first time with the latest from midland, alabama. >> reporter: a happy ending in alabama where the boy kidnapped from a school bus is safe. a new picture of five-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal five to six-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news learned authorities inserted a camera into the bunker and monster his movements. they positioned the s.w.a.t. team
this boy out. abc's gio benitez is in midland city, alabama, again tonight. >> reporter: five days into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. through a pipe leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has been crying. the bunker has an electric heater. but below the surface, there are near-freezing temperatures. we have learned in a bizarre twist that dykes has questioned that a reporter be sent into the bunker to speak to him. last tuesday, it was just like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat in the front of the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us all. he said,
vuk tour stretching a city block. officials tell me they decided that the threat, quote, warranted immediate evacuation of buildings and that is when they sounded at larm and called in extra man power for a detailed search of every floor and office. we saw this agent pulling a carful of explosion equipment entering the building. >> this was determined that it was credible enough to warrant the response you saw. >> there are were eight canine bomb detection dogs. the primt ter extended beyond the building. the canine detected a scent in the building officials stress that no device or devices were found within the four block area. just after 1:00 p.m. police gave the all clear. >> police told me they cannot give me more information about what warranted this increased response or what initially got them excited about this in the first place. they did tell me the investigation is far from over. nick smith abc 7 news. >> nick, thank you. >> 49ers tight end delaney walk jer struggling with personal tragedy. his aunt and uncle both died in a car accident near new orleans after watching hi
of snow for some of the biggest cities in the northeast and new england. the wind and storm surge, also a huge issue. our affiliates from across the region reporting on the deteriorating conditions. >> i can tell you i'm standing alongside one very, very angry long island sound. take a look out here. you can see the waves whipping up. the gusts are starting to come at us now. you get a perspective from the light just how fast and hard the snow is starting to fall. >> reporter: the roads are already horrible. >> the roads are so bad right now that i would honestly rather walk than drive. >> reporter: this section of i-95 in connecticut was shut down and even the plows are crashing. this one flipped in bedford county, virginia. in new york, long lines and fears of fuel shortages like after superstorm sandy. >> there is no need to panic buying gas for your cars. all indications are the gas supply is plentiful and deliveries will not be disrupted. >> reporter: at the airport, at least 4,500 flights canceled through sunday and delays felt as far away as los angeles. in boston, getting off th
on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him tal
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-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. gio, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. so often, we're telling stories with truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a mat
, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sam. he's been watching it all right now. >> models started to show this last night. everybody was, like, wow. and then, a couple of models started to agree. so, we'll show you what's going on with this. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms, running through the country, as long as this continues to happen. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through? to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. but no matter where it happens, it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will
spears is set to perform her own show in vegas. >> sin city. >> this is going to be huge. "extra" is reporting she's set to headline a new show in vegas. it's between two casinos. they haven't decided which one yet. ceasar's is kind of on the ballot. formal announcement within the next couple of weeks according to her manager. so this is definitely happening. just some background information on this woman who has had quite the comeback. she looks so incredibly hot these days. she's the top earning female artist in 2012. she ranked as the highest paid performer in 2012. she earned $58 million in 2011, $64 million in 2010. so in your face, critics. >> she is bankable. i'm sure it's a big contract. britney in fighting shape is a force to be reckoned with. don't let the crazy bald-headed thing fool you. britney is hot stuff. but they don't give those contracts to just anybody. they count on big stars packing that house day after day. >> and she will. >> she will, making big money. >> it's a nice place to land. >> not bad for a little girl from louisiana. keep doing your thing, britne
in traffic. how much? and can you guess which city is the worst? here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the sea of brake lights, back-to-back, bumper-to-bumper. a never ending commute hell. that's jim mccauley's daily ritual from new jersey to new york. >> can be really frustrating at times, you know? 45 minutes sitting in traffic, it tests your patience. it really does. >> reporter: we've all done it, sat here trapped in our cars, saying, "this is such a waste of time." but how much time are we actually wasting? one study did the math. all that traffic means commuters spend an average of 38 hours a year just sitting there. in that amount of time, you could have taken five vacation days. played nine rounds of golf. watched all three seasons of "downton abbey." >> i play solitaire on my phone. >> reporter: sure, new york and l.a. are bad, but try living in the nation's capital. washington d.c. is home to the worst traffic in the country, where what should be a 30-minute drive takes about three hours. >> there's a longer commute because they're going to drive further to get a higher payi
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